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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Wolfcat
Here's a washer...

Here's a washer (http://inhabitat.com/human-powered-giradora-washer-needs-no-electricity-and-costs-only-40/) and hand wringers, too.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-26-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,431
Posted By Wolfcat
We got home late last night from our vacation - 5...

We got home late last night from our vacation - 5 days camping event in the rain... But we had a blast. I presented 3 workshops and DH caught some of the people who attended my workshops bragging...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-26-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,284
Posted By Wolfcat
Can you cut your meat consumption? If you use 1...

Can you cut your meat consumption? If you use 1 lb of meat in a sauce or casserole, cut it to 1/2 or 3/4. Use mashed black beans instead of hamburger - especially good in Mexican foods.


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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-19-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,431
Posted By Wolfcat
It's been busy prepping for the camping with...

It's been busy prepping for the camping with workshops. I've gotten the three workshops outlined and two rewrites done with time to spare. Hubby has gotten 90% of the packing stuff done already (with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-10-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 13,692
Posted By Wolfcat
I got a phone call the other day. It was the...

I got a phone call the other day. It was the hospital where DS had his surgery last summer. They were accusing me of skipping out on paying a bill. I was like, I paid everything off in Feb. No, that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-10-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,431
Posted By Wolfcat
I made DH watch the Day After Tomorrow cuz I was...

I made DH watch the Day After Tomorrow cuz I was explaining how the warming shuts off the ocean currents and what that leads to. He's never NOT been supportive of my prepping, but now he wants an...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-03-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,431
Posted By Wolfcat
I am really struggling to keep up right now. My...

I am really struggling to keep up right now. My oldest is ASD and was suspended for destructive behavior that is actually stimming (they keep punishing him for the non-destructive stimming...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-30-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,423
Posted By Wolfcat
Following

Following
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-20-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,738
Posted By Wolfcat
Another hugely busy weekend. Friday, we...

Another hugely busy weekend.

Friday, we finished packing and found out that the delivery for Baskets was going to be delayed 24 hours... so we quick found someone who would pick up for us.
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-14-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,738
Posted By Wolfcat
Last weekend, I went to a writer's conference. I...

Last weekend, I went to a writer's conference. I spent so much time being confused there. People kept talking to me like I'm a real author, and I'm like, I only have a few things published. One of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-05-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 13,692
Posted By Wolfcat
Well, I got it done. I finished the mini-book,...

Well, I got it done. I finished the mini-book, The Book of Life: Finances. ~50 pages of information on credit scores, investments, retirement accounts, budgeting, etc. This group and others like it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-05-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,738
Posted By Wolfcat
@mariamadly...

@mariamadly (http://www.mothering.com/forum/members/138911-mariamadly.html), awesome!

Today:


Had a deep dark discussion with the children about personal responsibility and housework
Spent...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-04-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,738
Posted By Wolfcat
Long weekend, which means... Yard work! ...

Long weekend, which means... Yard work!

Yesterday:


Worked
Sent the kids to the park and took a nap (still fatigued from this cold/flu thing)
Processed ~17 lbs of beef, mostly into...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-01-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,478
Posted By Wolfcat
Today: Worked Got DH's student loan...

Today:


Worked
Got DH's student loan payment schedule set up
Picked up DS from school early
Set the kids on doing "extra" chores (their request... lol)
Finished my short stage play
Set...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-29-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,478
Posted By Wolfcat
I used to put my whole (one-piece) crockpot in...

I used to put my whole (one-piece) crockpot in the dishwasher. As long as you give it a few days to fully dry out, it'll be fine.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-29-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 13,692
Posted By Wolfcat
frugalmama - We call such things "the store",...

frugalmama - We call such things "the store", just like the various grocery stores we go to. We also talk a lot about how social programs work, from both sides, and why social programs are necessary....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-23-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,478
Posted By Wolfcat
Wow, what a weekend. DH was sick, so I've spent...

Wow, what a weekend. DH was sick, so I've spent the last few days convincing him to nap and today I made him call in sick. He's mostly better, but it's been almost 9 mo since his last sick day, so he...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-09-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,478
Posted By Wolfcat
I do this every year at DST - stay up waaaay too...

I do this every year at DST - stay up waaaay too late and then walk around in a daze for a week.



That sounds yummy!

Nothing unusual today: work, cook, get the kids to bed. Now I'm "working"...
Forum: Spirituality   03-09-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By Wolfcat
So what does everyone do for Eostre/Ostara? ...

So what does everyone do for Eostre/Ostara?

We are going to visit the heathen kindred and attend sumbel there. We don't have anything planned for a private celebration, though I'm thinking about...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-08-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,478
Posted By Wolfcat
Yesterday: Picked up baskets Made a...

Yesterday:


Picked up baskets
Made a double-batch of pretzels and pretzel-buns
Made a batch of strawberry-vanilla jam
Made a batch of lemon curd
Made a double-batch of zuke bread
Made...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 13,692
Posted By Wolfcat
OMG, we didn't even think about it. I just found...

OMG, we didn't even think about it. I just found our local office and called to get the application sent. That could be what gets us through this with minimal issues. Thanks!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-03-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 13,692
Posted By Wolfcat
Well, it's official. We have checked several...

Well, it's official. We have checked several walls and... *drum roll* Our house has no insulation in the walls. :serious:

I guess I know where our first big project will be. DH is excited cuz he...
Forum: Spirituality   02-28-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By Wolfcat
Parenthood can be a little changing of one's path...

Parenthood can be a little changing of one's path and practice. Additional kids can be even more so.
I'm in Neb, so we won't see much of spring until late March at the earliest.
Incense? Awesome!
...
Forum: Spirituality   02-27-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By Wolfcat
They are more sporadic than dead. Autumn/winter...

They are more sporadic than dead. Autumn/winter months tend to get more interaction than spring/summer months.

How are you doing?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-26-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 13,692
Posted By Wolfcat
So, I periodically check my food expenses against...

So, I periodically check my food expenses against the USDA's food plans. It always shocks me.

I did this the other day (as part of my research for a class I'm teaching this weekend), and I...
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